The STARdance film festival is a student led event based in Los Angeles, California that showcases the best short films from young artists around the world. We are a non-profit organization that strives to discover and inspire the next generation of independent filmmakers.
The idea behind the STARdance Film Festival was to create an event where budding artists could share their films with other schools. STARdance was first brought to life in 2008 by the students of Star Prep Academy and was originally made to screen the students’ films for each other and their families. In 2015 it morphed into a more open, creative ground allowing students from other schools to submit their projects and it was renamed the STARdance Youth Short Film Festival. In 2016 the event went international and received over 300 films from around the world.
The project started out as a small, supportive, and close-knit event and has kept those humble roots as it has grown in size. It's a chance to network and build relationships for the future. Overall the event is truly a space for creative minds to buzz and connect in a beautiful screening space.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
STARDANCE YOUTH AWARD
I.Duration: Films should not exceed 10 minutes in duration.
II. Content: Please keep all films to a PG-13 level or under.
III. Film Limit: We will accept no more than 1 film per production team.
IV. Grade Limit: Open to current middle and high school
V. Submission Format: HD files, Quicktime format,
H.264 codec (non-prores), 1920x1080, and 24 fps (23.9).
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